These are the front teeth. Their task is to cut food
Designed to tear food. They are located in the corners of the mouth
Located just behind your canine teeth. Their chewing surfaces are flat for mashing food into small pieces
With their broader chewing surface, molars do a better job at mashing and grinding food than the premolars. They are located behind the premolars
Maxilla refers to the upper jaw that holds the upper teeth. It actually consists of
two halves — one on each side of the skull. They are fused together in the center
to form the upper jaw.
Mandible refers to the lower jaw that holds the lower teeth. Like the maxilla,
the mandible also consists of two halves. They are fused together to form the
Plaque plus food particles produces acid. This acid coming in contact
with the tooth enamel creates a condition called “white spot.” At
this stage, the damage can still be reversed with proper oral care and use of
fluoride. However, if left unchecked, white spot will quickly develop into a cavity.
Plaque is a bacteria-laden, soft, viscous substance that clings on your teeth. Inadequate oral hygiene causes plaque buildup leading to tooth decay and serious gum problems.
The presence of food in the mouth immediately initiates acidic plaque formation. Acidic plaque will eat away tooth enamel and produce white spot or early stage of decay.
Fluoride not only prevents white spot from becoming a cavity, it is actually able to reverse damage caused by plaque during this early stage.
When left unchecked, plaque
will eventually eat through the layer of
enamel, forming a cavity.
When cavity has advanced to a great
degree, no amount of fluoride can help
you. Only your dentist can fix cavities.
When decay has advanced into the pulp chamber, swelling occurs.
It is a painful condition that ultimately leads to an abscess.
The gums are firmly holding the tooth in place.
Healthy gums have a healthy pink color.
Bacterial plaque attacks the gums causing inflammation and bleeding. When left untreated, plaque may solidify to become tartar (calculus).
Proper oral care coupled with regular dental visits can reverse gingivitis and arrest bone loss.
The fibers of the inflamed tissue begins to break
down. This causes gum tissue to recede from the
tooth. At the same time, the periodontal bone will also
With no gum and bone to support it, the tooth simply
Ultrasonic scaling creates vibration that destroys bacterial cells underneath the gumline. The device also dislodges tartar and other harmful deposits from the tooth.
A deep cleaning procedure that removes
dental plaque and tartar from teeth.
The procedure smoothens out rough
surfaces of the root. It also scrapes
away the unhealthy gum lining,
encouraging rapid healing.
Treatment results in completely
healed and healthy gumline..
Periodontitis can permanently destroy gum tissue and the bone holding your tooth in place.
Brush the inner, outer and chewing surfaces of teeth. Pay extra attention on the
inner surfaces. This area is most susceptible to plaque buildup.
Brush in a 45 degree angle using tiny vertical or circular motions.
Use a gentle scrubbing back and forth motion when cleaning the chewing surfaces.
Floss areas between teeth as they are hard to reach with your toothbrush.
Dental professionals recommend brushing twice and flossing once
a day for optimal oral hygiene.
Eat a balanced diet
Avoid eating between meals
as much as possible
Brush two times a day,
preferably with a toothpaste
Floss every day to remove
trapped food particles and
plaque from between teeth
Visit your dentist regularly